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welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting for january 13, 2015. madam clerk can you please call the roll. >> yes madam president. supervisor avalos. avalos absent. president breed. >> here. >> breed present. supervisor campos. >> present. >> supervisor christensen. >> (inaudible). >> present. >> supervisor cohen. >> here. >> supervisor cohen present. supervisor farrell. supervisor mar. >> present. >> supervisor tang. >> present. >> supervisor wiener. >> supervisor avalos present. supervisor yee. >> present. >> yee present. madam president all members are present. >> thank you. can everyone please join us in the pledge of allegiance? i pledge allegiance to the flag to the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
>> okay the next item is approval of the minutes. the approval of the minutes for december 9 and december 16, 2014. moved by supervisor mar. seconded by supervisor cohen. without objection those minutes will be approved after public comment. madam clerk are there any communications? >> i don't have any communications today mad at president. >> okay. we have a special order at 2:00 p.m.let mayor's appearance before the board of supervisors. the first order of business is the discussion between the honorable mayor edwin lee and the board of supervisors. the mayor may provide remark up to five minutes but however there were
no questions submitted this month and with that mr. mayor would you like to make any remarks today? >> thank you president breed and good afternoon everyone. happy new year again and i would like to thank all of you for your partnership in 2014 where we work to raise the minimum wage. we improved our transportation system. we invested in our young people while at the same time committing to building more housing than any other time in our city's history and our unentertainment rate is four-point 2% today. thousands of residents are back to work and it's not just any one industry we seeing growth in every sector of the economy and we made sure that the young people enjoyed the success by making 7,000 job opportunities this past year available to them, and it bears repeating thanks to our improving economy sound policies that are fiscal
prudence that i asked for no cuts from the city's departments for the first time in years from our budget, but that doesn't mean we're satisfied and i have charged our departments to do more -- for more of our residents, provide more efficient and responsive city services and prepare for a growing city, and while we have accomplished a lot to date clearly we have to do more to keep san francisco affordable, support our working families, and to make sure that all of our young people -- all of them get the best education possible, and the best opportunities they need to succeed and support them in this 21st century economy so i am looking forward to working with all of you to accomplish this, and more in 2015 as we tackle more of the challenges that our city faces and keep it affordable, and i look forward to formally outlining my focus for 2015 in the state of the
city address in the coming days and i understand there are no questions for me today and i want to thank you and continue working with you. i appreciate it. >> thank you mr. mayor. that concludes question time with the mayor and we will see you next month. okay at this time we don't have any items on consent agenda, so madam clerk we will move forward to unfinished business and can you please call item 1. >> item number one is an ordinance to amend the administrative code to revise the binding financial policy under section 9.120 regarding a general reserve and required funding levels and to update provisions regarding rainy day reserve fund. >> roll call. >> supervisor avalos. >> aye. >> supervisor breed. >> aye. >> supervisor campos. >> aye. >> supervisor christensen. >> aye. >> supervisor cohen. >> aye. >> supervisor farrell.
>> aye. >> supervisor kim. >> aye. >> supervisor mar. >> aye. >> supervisor tang. >> aye. >> supervisor wiener. >> aye. >> supervisor yee. >> aye. >> there are 11 aye's. this ordinance finally passed unanimously. madam clerk can you call item number two. >> item two is an ordinance to amend the tax and regulation code for hotel tax exemption from less than $30 a day and less than $40 a day and require future sulfur by the controller of the daily. >> same call. this ordinance passes unanimously. can you call the next item. >> the next item is for fy 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 for five granted positions in the office of the assessor recorder for the state-county assessors' partnership agreement. >> okay. this item same
house, same call. this ordinance passes unanimously. madam clerk can you please call the next item. >> item four is an ordinance to appropriate 1.4 million in existing water improvement program regional groundwater and recovery budgets and reroapting the funds to the water system project on commercial paper. >> okay. same house same call. this ordinance is passed unanimously finally. madam clerk can you call the next item. >> item five is an ordinance to appropriate $430 million and placing these funds on controller's reserve pending the sale of the general obligation refunding bond proceeds. >> same house, same call. this ordinance is finally passed unanimously. madam clerk can you call the next item. >> item 6 is the gas station
bathroom code and facilities for men and women. >> same house, same call and passed unanimously. please call the next item. >> item 7 is appropriate 1.3 million for the costs of housing the harding golf course for the pga world golf championship tournament. would you like me to call item 11 as well? >> yes please. >> item 11 is a master agreement with the pga tour for the use of harding park golf course for golf turnments and ending in 2025 and result in a value not to exceed 6.8 75 million. >> okay supervisor avalos. >> thank you madam president. colleagues this was in budget analyst, these two items and i want to thank the budget analyst for the great work on this. >>
>> and thank rec and park and the pga tour at our request renegotiating this agreement so rec and park department can receive a portion of the gross operating revenues. according to the budget analyst it will be about $1.3 million for the event that will happen between 2015 and 2025 so it's a better deal than before and i encourage you to support it. >> okay. thank you. not seeing any other names on the roster can we take item 7 same house, same call without objection. this ordinance passed on the first reading unanimously. and can we take item 11 same house same call. without objection this passes unanimously. >> madam clerk can you call item 8. >> item 8 is ordinance to retroactively authorize the
district attorney to expend a grant in the amount of $280,000 for the alcohol and drug impaired driver vertical prosecution program and one granted funded attorney position in the district attorney's office. >> okay. same house, same call. this ordinance passed unanimously on the first reading. madam clerk can you call item 9. >> item 9 is an ordinance to retroactive ree authorize the district attorney to erks pend a grant in the amount of $435,000 from the bureau of justice and predictive analytics for strategic prosecutin and amending the amended salary ordinance fy 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 to reflect the addition of one funded class administrative analyst position in the district attorney's office. >> same house same call. this item passed unanimously on the
first reading. item number 10 please. >> item 10 is a resolution to retroactive ree approve amendments number one to the domestic terminal please with bay area restaurant group for a term of 10 years and minimum guarantee of 36,000 also with bayport concessions for a term of 10 years and a minimum annual guarantee of 34,000 and sfp america a 10 year term and guarantee of 159,000 and amendment number two with gotham enterprises for a 10 year term and guarantee of 36,000 and sankaku for a term of 10 years and minimum guarantee of 37,000 and the city acting by the airport commission retroactive to 2014. >> same house same call. this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk can you please call item 12. >> item 12 is a resolution to authorize the public utilities
commission to accept and expend state grands in the amount of 234,000 for the landscape program. >> same house same call. this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk can you call item item 13. >> item 13 resolution to approve lease between c and e haas development company as landlord and the miewn transportation agency as tenant for premises at the bayview park road for approximately 10 year term with three five year options at initial land lease rate of 78,000 and transition site and adopting the findings. >> same house same call. this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk please call item 14. >> 14 is a resolution to authorize the recreation and park department and accept a
grant of $500,000 and california coastal conservancy priority project. >> same house same call. this is adopted unanimously. madam clerk please call item 15. >> 15 is an ordinance for the administrative code for funted contracts for the administration or development of housing to submit report toss the mayor and the board of supervisors and the departments awarding the contracts and detailing the tenants receiving notices of eviction and actually evicted. >> supervisor farrell. >> thank you president breed. this is a mandating for statistics and publicly funded housing units across san francisco. i want to thank president breed for the cosponsorship and supervisor avalos and supervisor mar for voting for this in budget and finance committee. we provide priority for housing opportunities for the most vulnerable residents and this legislation stems from a number of hearings last year on the
homelessness issue. when we started to learn more about the evictions in the publicly funded units. the goal is ensure that evictions from these units in particular that house some of the most vulnerable residents are absolutely the last resort. this legislation is the first step in gettingp grasp of evictions to achieve that goal. traditionally it sets the goals if you contract through the city for services. through the legislation the city will get statistics and information from sros, master lease rooms, supportive housing site accident, some sites that receive local funds and other affordable housing programs. the reports will require the number of unlawful detainers issued in court and the reasons? a. the numbers of tenants and house holds removed and the reason for the eviction and protect privacy or no other
personal information will be released -- [inaudible] and mo will collect the data from the housing partners and compile the reports with the respective housing portfolios. lastly with this legislation we're encouraging the housing providers -- although we can't mandate it, to provide past statistics and information. we hope they voluntarily submit this information so we can look at the eviction trends and adapt it and address it. given the vast resources we put into finding individuals and families housed and keeping them housed especially in this environment i want to make sure we're not expending additional resources for them to be evict d and back on the streets. it's a vicious cycle to avoid. i want to thank all of them for the input and support on the legislation as well as the major housing providers that had significant input along the way. it's the first step to address this
issue and look forward to having your support today colleagues. >> thank you supervisor farrell. okay. colleagues can we do same house same call for this item? this ordinance is passed on the first reading unanimously. madam clerk can you please call item 16. >> item 16 say motion to respond to the civil grand jury to provide a status update on the board of supervisors responses to recommendations 1a, 1b, 2a, three, 11d and 12b contained in the 2013-14 civil grand jury report entitled rising sea levels at our door step and urging the mayor to cause the implementation through the department heads and through the budget. >> same house same call. without objection this item passes unanimously. this motion is approved unanimously. item
17. >> item 17 say motion to respond to the civil grand jury to provide a status update on the board of supervisors' responses to recommendations numbers two, 11, 16 and 18 and 21 contained in the civil grand jury report entitled ethics in the city promise, practice or pretense. >> okay. supervisor avalos. >> thank you. colleagues i would like to see if we can continue this item another week? i was going through it and i found there's a lot of questions i still have. whether i can vote on it right now? i feel i couldn't vote in favor of this now because there are questions remain for me whether these are the correct responses. given a week's time i can make the determination on that so i would like to continue the item for one week if that is possible. >> okay. supervisor avalos we do not have a meeting next week
so would you like to it for two week sths. >> to our next meeting, yes. >> okay. supervisor avalos made a motion. seconded by supervisor yee and okay i would like to recognize supervisor tang at this time. >> thank you. i just wanted to i guess get a little clarification given that i sit on gao also with president breed as well and i wanted a better understanding of some of the issues that may be there? i do know that we thought carefully about some of the responses and i know that for some of the recommendations made individual supervisors can even even outside the civil grand jury process can introduce legislation to move forward on some of the recommendations made, so i am just trying to get a clarification on some of the -- [inaudible] >> okay. supervisor tang you would like a response from supervisor avalos? okay. supervisor avalos.
>> right. i know they can come up with approving a piece of legislation that appears tao and i'm not sure i am in full agreement with all of the responses. i need more time to be able to go through whether i agree with all of them, and if i am not clear about that i would tend to vote no if we vote today and i would rather not vote no. after another week's time of reviewing the information -- there's actually a lot of responses that are in here that i think are important to be clear on and i would another week to do that, but if we're going to vote today i would probably vote no and if i have work moving forward on recommendations that are in the legislation that's before us regarding ethics i would come forward with it but i would rather not vote in favor of it and then come forward with legislation that is different from what is recommended in this
legislation. >> president yee -- i mean president breed. >> thank you. colleagues i strongly urge that we move this item forward without a continuance. we have heard this twice in gao. we made responses that were approved by the board in the past and these are just a follow ups to a few of the responses that we approved so this report is a year old and i think it's time to approve it and move on so that is my suggestion so i won't be voting to support a continuance. thank you. okay. supervisor avalos did you want to make additional comments? >> yes, i would please. again i'm not saying i am in disagreement with gao and the process and the decisions made. i just don't feel comfortable to vote in favor right now given that i might want to address some of the issues and i wouldn't want to vote in favor and do something inconsistent
with my vote. that's why i wanted to postpone. i could very well support it moving forward, but if there's going to be a vote today i will vote no and it's not a vote that is necessarily against the work that the members have already done. thank you. supervisor campos. >> thank you president breed. i just want to say that i understand a lot of work has been done on this, but i do believe that's it's important to have additional time to look at all of the issues that are raised here, and to the extent that there may be additional legislation that is introduced i think we want to be careful as those that vote that it's not inconsistent with a "yes" vote today and i think simply giving it two more weeks makes sense. >> okay. not seeing any --
supervisor christensen. >> i just want to say that although i obviously report the work of my colleagues on this i think i have a better excuse than supervisor avalos or supervisor campos for wanting time to be more familiar with this matter so at the moment a continuance would be a preference on my part. >> okay. with that on the item to continue thank you supervisor christensen for your comments. they are taken into consideration here. madam clerk can you please call the roll for a vote to continue this item. >> supervisor avalos. >> yes. >> supervisor avalos aye. supervisor breed. >> aye. >> aye. >> supervisor campos. >> aye. >> supervisor christensen. >> aye. >> supervisor cohen. >> aye. >> supervisor farrell. >> aye. >> supervisor kim.
>> aye. >> supervisor mar. >> aye. >> supervisor tang. >> aye. >> supervisor wiener. >> aye. >> supervisor yee. >> aye. >> there are 11 aye's. >> okay. this item passes for a continuance unanimously to the meeting of january 27. madam clerk at this time since we have 230 special accommodations and a 3:00 o'clock special order i would like to start with roll call and once we reach those time periods -- okay. okay. madam clerk can we please go to committee reports at this time. >> the following items were considered by the land use and economic development committee at a regular meeting on january 12, 2015 and forwarded
to the board as committee reports. item 30 is a resolution extending for an additional six month period interim zoning controls requiring conditional use authorization for limited financial service and businesses of professional service uses in the upper market transit district and affirming the planning department california environmental quality act determination. >> okay. same house. same call. this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk can you please call the next item. >> item 31 is a resolution imposing zoning controls requiring conditional use authorization for massage controls and making the requisite findings. >> same house same call. this resolution is adopted unanimously -- >> madam president i believe supervisor tang. >> thank you very much. supervisor tang. >> thank you very much. i know i spoke on this when i introduced it i want to thank
the land use committee for passing this out unanimously and controls while we set the process for more formal controls down the line that will involve a number of stakeholders before the controls go into place and i want to thank them. >> okay. not seeing other members on the roster. same house, same call. this resolution is adopted unanimously. madam clerk can you call the next item. >> item 32 is a acquisition of real property on raymond avenue from bridge way vista two for the nominal cost of 1 dollar. >> okay. same house same call. supervisor cohen. >> thank you mad madam president breed. i appreciate the speed we're going through the meeting. >> >> we will be out of here in no time but i want to speak on this item. thank you for
hearing this item. this will give the city the ability to acquire this property known as the visitacion valley center. for hundred years the building has been instrumental in serving for a gathering place for the community and pivotal in the active senior community. we unfortunately lost this building to foreclosure over a year ago going on two years and a tremendously long road to get to where we are today. over the last two years the communities participated in many meetings about the future about this piece of property and i want to thank all of the community members that have remained steadfast and dedicated to seeing this vision come to fruition. it's not just about reclaiming a building but a important symbolic message about
this space that this building holds in the community. the city's ownership of the building means that our residents will have a safe and healthy place to gather in the community. it also means we can have a place for families and children to thrive in the valley and i want to acknowledge the leadership of johnup dike in the mayor's office of real estate and jason elliot and instrumental early on and yoyo chan and my staff. thank you. >> thank you supervisor cohen. not seeing any other names on the roster can we take this item same house, same call. without objection this resolution is passed. madam clerk we have a 230 special order. >> yes madam chair i believe it's from supervisor kim. >> okay. supervisor kim you have a accommodation today. >> thank you and i should ask if john mcknight is here? so last month colleagues as you
and many of our residents were quite aware the city of san francisco braced itself -- you're welcome to go to the podium -- braced itself for what the press called the storm of the decade hashtag storm a geton. the storm that deluged the bay area with 6.5 inches of rain, much need but of course at the same time maked the month as the wettest on record in the last 60 years. there are many things that the department of emergency and disaster services were able to do to coordinate efforts that were needed throughout the city but one important identified need that came from the hope office with bevan dusty was the need for emergency shelter for the many residents that live on the streets. >> >> and not able to get a bed in the shelter system and at
capacity even when there isn't any rain. the department worked with hope and the city disaster services to quickly ready a shelter at the rec center across the street from my house really in under 24 hours an amazing task. they set up low bureaucracy temporary shelter where residents could literally walk in and immediately get a bed and also stay through the next day. ecf staffed the shelter bringing in last minute supplies and even staff just throughout the city like bevan saw that we had everything that we needed for everyone that came in. the red cross donated cots and blankets and comfort tips and hygiene packets. the one piece to be addressed in the early stage was food, something that is so obvious, but a gaff
that we clearly had. the city's team was concerned about bringing residents out of the rain without food to sustain them. the shelter in the end housing 246 individuals on the nights of december 10 and 11th and with people at varying stages of health and wellness. the department of human services was only able to coordinate this project after they contacted john mcknight who is before us today, the director of emergency and disaster services and made sure the meals were delivered during the days and he asked two questions. when did the city want the meals and where delivered and how many people needed to be fed? as an example of someone who always says yes we can for the entire team many folk frts city family approached our office to make sure we honor you for your effo